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Customized Training
Customized trainings, an additional part of Community University, are also available for community organizations. If your association has a specific need or interest, contact us to arrange a customized training. A minimum of 10 participants is required. More than 30 topics are available including the topics listed below.


  • Block Captain Training
  • Board Training
  • Effective Meetings
  • Engaging Neighborhood Stakeholders
  • Identifying Neighborhood Assets
  • Mobilizing Youth for Neighborhoods
Organizational Basics

  • Basics and Beyond for Neighborhood Organizations
  • Can Do Committees
  • Defining Organizational Identity
  • Developing Bylaws
  • Developing Vision and Mission Statements
  • Elections Made Easy
  • Making Meetings Work
  • Neighborhood Organizing
  • Problem Solving and Strategic Planning
  • Project Management

  • Communicating with Government and the Media
  • Conflict Management for Neighborhoods
  • Effective Communication
  • Good Neighbor Program
  • Methods of Communication
  • Newsletters and Communication Strategies
  • Technology Tools
Neighborhood Finances

  • Establishing a Budget
  • Financial Management for Neighborhoods
  • Fundraising for Neighborhoods
  • Grant Writing for Neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Matching Grants Pre-Application Workshop

  • ABC's of Foreclosure
  • ABC's of Zoning and Development
  • All about Charlotte
  • Anatomy of a Neighborhood
  • Buying a Home, Buying into a Neighborhood
  • Code Enforcement
  • Considering 501©3 Status
  • Family and Community Emergency Preparedness
  • Gang Awareness
  • "How To" Home Repairs
  • Increasing Neighborhood Participation
  • Inside the Quality of Life Study
  • Maximizing Diversity in Neighborhoods
  • Neighborhood Checkup
  • Neighborhood Networking
  • Partnering for Progress
  • Safe Homes, Safe Communities
  • Teambuilding for Success
  • Understanding Our City Government and Services
  • Unspoken Crimes in Neighborhoods
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